09/18/19 12:00pm

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A small but determined group of parents implored the Shelter Island Board of Education Monday night to support an effort to delay implementation of a new state mandate requiring children to be immunized against a number of communicable diseases. (more…)

09/17/19 2:00pm

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Teacher Michelle Yirce (left) and her 5th grade students led the Pledge of Allegiance at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. Students are, from left, Evan Weslek, Wilson Lones, Ari Waife, Duce Carbajal, Benjamin James (toward back), Abraham Roig and Cayman Morehead.

Hello.

A simple word that Superintendent Brian Doelger hopes will spearhead the Shelter Island School District’s attempts to avoid students becoming isolated, depressed and in the worst case, violent. (more…)

09/16/19 8:00am

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Preschooler Evelyn Restrani gives some tender loving care to a plant in her classroom at the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center.

“It’s a very beautiful rhythm this year,” said Hannah Gray, Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center teacher who, with her new assistant, Kaitlin McElroy, welcomed students to the privately operated school headquartered at the Presbyterian Church. (more…)

09/04/19 12:00pm

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School Superintendent Brian Doelger doesn’t believe the new state law mandating students be vaccinated in order to attend public, private or parochial schools in New York has any effect on Shelter Island’s enrollment. (more…)

09/03/19 10:00am

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A new mural painted by former teacher Erica Mailand now adorns the math, science and technology wing at Shelter Island School.

The Reporter caught up with Shelter Island School’s district clerk, Jacki Dunning, to talk about life on campus.

Who painted the new mural and what was the inspiration/theme behind it? 

The new mural in the MST Wing (Math Science Technology) was painted by Erica Mailand, who was an elementary teacher and teacher assistant in our school last year. The mural design of three female scientists was suggested by three of our very own female scientists — Lauren Gurney, Emma Gallagher and Abigail Kotula.

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